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Alan Taylor Says Terminator Reboot Will Be Like Nolan's Batman

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 15:36


Last month saw Thor 2 and Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor mentioned as a possibility to reboot the Terminator franchise.

Now Taylor mentions that the new Terminator could be similar to what Christopher Nolan did with Batman.

While Alan Taylor doesn't confirm he is officially on Terminator - it seems awfully close - he offers a possible take on the reboot.

SlashFilm caught up with the director where Taylor mentions they will bring Terminator back to the quality of the first two movies much the same way Nolan did with The Dark Knight Trilogy and the Burton Batman movie.

We all love the first two [Terminator movies] and I actually went back and watched them again and my respect level only went up. I think there is another famous franchise that had a wonderful beginning and then turned a little bananas….Tim Burton’s first Batman is just glorious and by the time it got around to nipples on costumes and all that stuff it sort of lost its way. And for [Christopher] Nolan to come in an say ‘I respect this material so much I’m going to take it up to *here,* that’s a great inspiration.’ I think any version, whoever is directing Terminator, would be very respectful and serve the first two and probably feel a bit more freedom by the end.

Taylor also lets it be known what direction Paramount wants to take Terminator, which seems more of a "soft" reboot.

 It’s a challenging thing, because what they have in mind is a reboot but not an entirely different way of thinking.

The first of a new trilogy, the Terminator reboot is set for a June 26, 2015 release.